Prometheus system: a technological support in liver failure.

@article{Santoro2006PrometheusSA,
  title={Prometheus system: a technological support in liver failure.},
  author={Antonio Santoro and Stefano Faenza and Erik Hollnage · Giuseppe Mancini and Emiliana Ferramosca and Francesco Grammatico and Annalisa Zucchelli and Maria Grazia Facchini and Antonio Pinna},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={1078-82}
}
The Prometheus system is a plasma filtration treatment coupling adsorption and hemodialysis (FPSA) aimed to blood purification in liver failure. After separation through an albumin-permeable membrane, plasma enters a secondary circuit where protein-bound toxic substances are removed by two adsorbers; p01, a neutral resin, and p02, an anion exchanger. Plasma is then returned to the venous line, where a high-flux hemodialyzer removes water-soluble substances. We used the Prometheus system in 12… CONTINUE READING
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